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Old Jul 8, 12, 11:51 pm
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 26
Nothing grand compared to many of those here, but was returning PER-SYD-LAX-DTW-PHL on DL. Went to extraordinary lengths to ensure I'd get to watch my college football game (a religious fan of WVU, here) on my layover in SYD. It was the first game on the schedule that year.

Well, for the first couple weeks of the college FB season, college plays a limited number of games on Sunday (NFL not being started yet). Turns out my game was on a Sunday, where as I had assumed Saturday all along. A $250 change fee and some fare difference, plus an extra unplanned night at the hotel, I was on land (still in PER) when game time rolled around. Couldn't buy booze (it was late Sunday, not really sure of Australian law) and the game experienced a tornado delay and eventually was suspended in the late-3rd/early-4th quarter. We did win though! And if nothing else, I can record this as a sign of my "dedicated fandom"
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